HC Deb 16 October 1946 vol 427 c892
62. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the increased supplies of sugar which are available in this country, he will consider increasing the sugar ration from half a pound per head per week to one pound.

76. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Minister of Food if there is now any prospect of abolishing sugar rationing in the near future.

Dr. Summerskill

There is no prospect of my right hon. Friend being able to abolish sugar rationing in the near future, and I regret to say that supplies available to this country in 1946 do not permit of any increase in the domestic ration. Until the allocations for 1947 have been decided, it is not possible to say whether any improvement will be possible next year.

Mr. De la Bère

Are the Government aware of the obvious truth that the lack of sugar and fats is responsible for the acute tiredness of many people throughout the country? Will the Government abandon their campaign of self-persuasion against the obvious truth?